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The opera fanatic : ethnography of an obsession

Author: Claudio E Benzecry
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though some dismiss opera as old-fashioned, it shows no sign of disappearing from the world's stage. So why do audiences continue to flock to it? This title proposes ways of thinking about our  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio E Benzecry
ISBN: 9780226043401 0226043401 9780226043425 0226043428
OCLC Number: 768809576
Notes: An opera house for the "Paris of South America". "It was love at first sight": biography and social trajectory of standing-room dwellers. Foreground. Becoming an opera fan: cultural membership, mediation, and differentiation. Moral listening: symbolic boundaries, work on the self, and passionate engagement. Heroes, pilgrims, addicts, and nostalgics: repertories of engagement in the quest for transcendence. Finale. "They were playing in their shirtsleeves!" downfall, memory work end high-culture nationalism. "We've told you all about our life": conclusions and implications
Description: xx, 246 s. : illustrations
Contents: An opera house for the "Paris of South America". "It was love at first sight": biography and social trajectory of standing-room dwellers --
Foreground --
Becoming an opera fan: cultural membership, mediation, and differentiation --
Moral listening: symbolic boundaries, work on the self, and passionate engagement --
Heroes, pilgrims, addicts, and nostalgics: repertories of engagement in the quest for transcendence --
Finale --
"They were playing in their shirtsleeves!" downfall, memory work end high-culture nationalism --
"We've told you all about our life": conclusions and implications.
Responsibility: Claudio E. Benzecry

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"Opera inspires passionate responses among audiences. This engaging, subtle book explains how one society shapes those passions. For Benzecry, operagoing in turn illuminates experiences of national Read more...

 
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